- Object Teams is a member of the Simultaneous Release Train since Indigo (2011)
The Object Teams Development Tooling embeds the role-based and aspect-oriented language OT/J
into the Eclipse IDE. OT/J is an extension to the Java language, allowing for intuitive, role-based system modularization, as well as non-invasive adaptations of existing (Java-) software. By grouping roles into so-called teams
, scalability is significantly better than in pure object-oriented languages.
Starting with version 2.3.0 OT/J also includes all features of Java 8.
The IDE is in development since 2003 and is based on the Eclipse Java development tools (JDT). It seamlessly supports and extends all features of the JDT like incremental compilation, code completion, quick-fixes, refactoring, debugging, etc.
It is also possible to develop Eclipse plug-ins with OT/J and adapt existing plug-ins
by hooking aspects into them. This technology — called OT/Equinox
— can be used for all kinds of OSGi bundles including RCP components.
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The OTDT itself has been developed using OT/Equinox thus showcasing the power of this technology in terms of unanticipated adaptations while sustaining a clear design that is easy to maintain.
The OTDT has been tested on Linux, Windows and MacOS, but should run on any OS running a recent (≥1.7) JRE.